Initially, I named this post Spectacular Serendipity, while focusing on the bird’s stance, and probably inspired by its corporeal S.

As I began writing, I recalled the alligator who was floating just off to the right.

Granted, the moment lacked tension as the alligator appeared to be snoring.

But, I’m always intrigued with these birds’ composure along the murky shores of uncertainty.

This particular bird showed no concern for its reptile neighbor, only frozen interest in the surrounding little fish while they snapped at the hopping water bugs.

Patience wasn’t my virtue that day, though. I didn’t have time to wait for the alligator to awaken from its afternoon snooze. If it was like me, it woke up hungry.




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